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Orange Belgium, Telenet sign wholesale agreements

Orange Belgium and Telenet have signed two commercial fixed wholesale agreements which will provide access to each other’s fixed networks and cover both current Hybrid Fiber Coaxial and future FTTH technologies in both network areas. Orange Belgium believes these agreements will foster investment, benefit the customer and competition in the Belgian telecom market. With these […]

January 30, 2023

Hellas Sat links with Orange Romania

Hellas Sat, owned by Arabsat, and Orange Romania together with Orange Romania Communications have strengthened their strategic cooperation through a multi-year agreement in order to complete the DTH merger of Orange Romania and Orange Romania Communications TV package and offers. From the strategic orbital position of 39° East and ground facilities in Greece and Cyprus, […]

January 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Spain: Telcos raise subscription prices

Spanish telcos Movistar, Vodafone and Orange are raising their subscription fees to mitigate declining revenues. On average, Movistar and Vodafone are increasing their monthly fees by 6.8 per cent and 6.5 per cent, respectively. Moving with the tide, Orange is also set to rise its fees between €2 and €5 a month from March. Movistar […]

January 13, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange, Canal+ near OCS deal

Orange and the Canal+ Group have signed a memorandum of understanding anticipating the acquisition by the Canal+ Group of all capital held by Orange in the OCS pay-TV package and in Orange Studio, the film and series co-production subsidiary. The Canal+ Group will become the sole shareholder of the two companies following this transaction. Orange […]

January 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Fernandez to exit Orange

The Orange group has announced the departure of Ramon Fernandez, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance, Performance and Development, at the end of the first quarter of 2023. Fernandez, who has overseen the Group’s finances for the past eight years, has decided to take up a new professional challenge outside the company. Until […]

December 20, 2022

France: Orange partners with Paramount+

Orange and Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount, have announced a partnership to distribute Paramount+ to Orange customers in France beginning on December 1st, to coincide with the launch of the service in the country. Through this partnership, Orange TV subscribers with a TV4 or UHD set-top box can subscribe to Paramount+ from their Orange […]

November 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Canal+ to buy OCS?

French broadcaster Canal+ Group is reported to be in exclusive negotiations to acquire the film and pay-TV operations of French multiplay telco Orange. The deal is understood to cover Orange Studio and OCS, the film, television, and pay-TV units of Orange. OCS is France’s second largest pay-TV service after Canal+. Any such deal would need […]

November 18, 2022By Colin Mann

Spain: TV revenues down in Q2

TV revenues in Spain fell by 0.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2022 to €1 billion, with FTA TV taking €403.4 million (down 7.1 per cent) and pay-TV taking €506.1 million (up 2.5 per cent), according to the latest data from the CNMC. Pay-TV subs grew by 7.7 per cent on a year-on-year […]

November 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: FTTH tops 13.4m

Spain: FTTH tops 13.4m FTTH take-up continues growing significantly in Spain. In a year, the number of FTTH lines grew by 1.1 million to over 13.4 million, according to the latest data from CNMC. In one month (August) it gained 79,514 lines. Movistar is the market leader with 37.1 per cent, 4.96 million of the […]

October 28, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Orange seeks DAZN failure compensation

Orange Spain is negotiating a settlement with DAZN regarding its technical failures in the transmission of La Liga games that are generating “additional costs” to the French platform. The vice president of Consumption Unit at Orange, Diego Martinez, has confirmed the negotiations in search of a compensation for the extra cost of offering the service […]

October 27, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid